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ASNA is dedicated to the promotion of health and education sucess of children by supporting the practice and recognition of professional school nurses. We are proud to be School Nurses!!! Leading, advocating, educating, and caring are part of our daily routine.
The purpose of the ASNA is to maintain, promote and advance quality school health services and health education thought the interest and rights of our members. 
The member of the ASNA Board of Directors, understand that school nursing is a specialized practice of nursing. School Nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are leaders who bridge health care, advocate for quality student-centered care, collaborating with the school system that allow individuals and our community to develop their full potential .
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We want to thank you ASNA members for supporting our professional organization, the ASNA board of directors has always been here, and will continue to be there, for school nurse's member.
Remember the ASNA is the voice for the Arlington School Nurses with commitment to excellence.

Board Members


Lisa Staples-Wherry



Jeannene Young

Vice President


Heidi Moyer



Robin Richards



Lisa Staples-Wherry

Lisa is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. The youngest of nine children whom which she has always shared a very close bond. Lisa graduated from Austin Peay State University May 1984, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and began her nursing career in Labor and Delivery/Postpartum at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Years later, she transferred to a Medical/Surgical floor and became a charge nurse. Lisa enrolled in graduate school at the College of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. and obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Healthcare Administration. As an enthusiastic community volunteer, Lisa can be seen around town sharing health knowledge and lending a helping hand in the community. She began a Health and Wellness ministry at her church 20 years ago serving the East Arlington community. An active/loyal member of the Arlington NAACP executive board where she serves as the health chairwomen and the Arlington graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Xi Theta Omega Chapter. Lisa has worked as a school nurse with AISD for 20 years. She worked at Wimbish Elementary for 5 years and has been at Johns Elementary for the past 15 years. Lisa is married and has two adult children who are both in the medical profession and shares that compassionate character from their mother. 

Jeannene Young

Born in Texas but moved all over because my father was in the Air Force. Ended up in Abilene, Texas and graduated from McMurry University with my BSN. Moved to the Metroplex, and work on a Cardiovascular unit at Harris Methodist Ft Worth, then work at a Pedi Office in Ft. Worth, and then came to AISD. This will be my 21st year at Young JH. I have 3 children, and 3, soon to be 4 grandsons. Love time with my family, the great outdoors, exercise, collecting vintage items, including vinyl records.

Heidi Moyer

I have been a nurse for 24 years. 
I worked on a transplant unit in Ohio, adult ICU and burn unit in Maine, PICU and Database research for 11 years at Cook Children's, and am starting my 9th year at Thornton Elementary. I followed in my mom's footsteps as she used to be the school nurse at Kooken PreK (Holly Eyler). 
I grew up here in Arlington and went to Duff, Bailey, and Arlington HS, and graduated from both Texas Tech and Ohio State University. 
I just celebrated my 30th wedding anniversary with my high school sweetheart, and we have 3 girls (and a hamster). 
I am looking forward to a new year and to serving you in ASNA!

Heidi Moyer

I graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Nutrition, Pre-Med. I had a passion for community health and worked with a Migrant Health Clinic and WIC program for a year in SW Michigan. I married, moved to the Chicago area and got a BS Degree in Nursing from Rush University. I worked in the hospital at Rush for several years in Med-Surg. After having children, I worked in a suburban hospital in Med-Surg, Oncology, then Post-Partum and Mother Baby. After 10 years of hospital nursing, there were other settings I wanted to try: Home Health a year, Vision /Hearing screening for a Special Education Cooperative for 5 years, then 20 years as a Clinic Nurse. My experience in the clinic setting was varied: Internal Medicine: assisted with Stress tests and Flexible Sigmoidoscopies, phone triage nurse, Supervisor for Internal Medicine, then for Specialties: Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Neurology, Allergy, Dermatology.
My husband and I moved to Texas 3 years ago to be near my mother after she had a heart attack and surgery, as well as to get out of the cold Midwest weather! School Nursing was one area of nursing I had wanted to try years ago and felt this was the time. My sister-in-law Carol told me about Arlington ISD. School Nursing is an opportunity to have an impact on young lives. It feels like I am returning full circle to community health. The AISD nurses are always supportive of one another although we are physically separated. I look forward to serving the ASNA, serving the community, getting to know everyone a little better, and learning more about school nursing.

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